The Athletic breaks major news on Liverpool’s plans to sign a new forward this summer

The Athletic reports that Liverpool are not actively looking to sell Divock Origi but will let him leave if a suitable offer is made this summer.

Liverpool supporters love the Belgian after his heroic displays in the 2018/19 Champions League-winning season.

He scored a brace against Barcelona in the historic comeback in the semi-finals before scoring the second in the 2-0 final win over Spurs.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Divock Origi of Liverpool makes his way back into the tunnel after the final whistle during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between Liverpool and Barcelona at Anfield on May 07, 2019 in Liverpool, England.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MAY 07: Divock Origi of Liverpool makes his way back into the tunnel after the final whistle during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between Liverpool and Barcelona at Anfield on May 07, 2019 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

The former Lille striker cemented his place in Anfield folklore but those same fans will agree that he should now leave before he tarnishes his own legacy.

The Athletic’s major update on Liverpool’s plans

Caoimhe O’Neill, writing for The Athletic, says: “Certainly, if Liverpool are to bolster their attack in the coming weeks they will first look to offload some peripheral talent, given owner FSG’s established sell-to-buy, book-balancing approach.

“The club is not actively looking to cash in.

“However, senior Anfield sources insist if a suitable offer is tabled they will not stand in the 26-year-old’s way.

MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 01: Divock Origi of Liverpool celebrates with his medal after winning the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 01, 2019 in Madrid, Spain.
MADRID, SPAIN – JUNE 01: Divock Origi of Liverpool celebrates with his medal after winning the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 01, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

“Given his age and experience, Liverpool would expect to command a fee of around £15 million to £20 million for his services.”

Origi no longer offers Liverpool quality

His last start for the Reds was against RB Leipzig in March.

Despite Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane struggling for form this season, Origi was unable to force his way into the side and made just two Premier League starts.

Even with Diogo Jota missing 19 games due to a knee injury, the Belgian forward was unable to play his way into Jurgen Klopp’s side.

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - MARCH 10: Divock Origi of Liverpool interacts with Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool following the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Liverpool FC and RB Leipzig at  the Puskas Arena on March 10, 2021 in Budapest, Hungary.
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – MARCH 10: Divock Origi of Liverpool interacts with Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool following the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Liverpool FC and RB Leipzig at the Puskas Arena on March 10, 2021 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Laszlo Szirtesi – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

He scored just one goal all season and while Origi cannot control what Liverpool will demand in terms of a transfer fee, staying on Merseyside doesn’t benefit anyone.

Liverpool need a quality replacement

Donyell Malen is of interest to the Reds and he’s an option that is quite affordable at just £25m but if the Athletic is correct, player sales are necessary before any incomings are sanctioned.

It’s quite frustrating when Manchester United have confirmed an agreement has been reached with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of Jadon Sancho.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.

LATEST ARTICLES

Former Liverpool target agrees deal with Wolves – have Liverpool missed out?

Liverpool's former midfield target has agreed on a deal to sign for Wolves in the last 24 hours, but have the Reds missed out? Following...

Liverpool pull out of negotiations without making an offer as Klopp finds alternative to £51M deal

Liverpool have taken the decision to back their young talents amidst reports they have exited the race for £51M rated midfielder. The likes of Harvey...

Video: Every clash between Darwin Nunez and Joachim Andersen before 57th minute red card

Liverpool's Darwin Nunez was sent off last night against Crystal Palace but a video reveals all the clashes with centre-back Joachim Andersen before the...

Julian Ward set to to make offer – Liverpool could finally sign £106,000/week cultured passer

Liverpool look set to target another midfielder amidst their injury woes as they hope to secure £106k-a-week experienced midfielder before the window shuts. The Reds...

Jurgen Klopp reveals current transfer stance – tells media he wants the ‘right’ player

Jurgen Klopp has revealed Liverpool's transfer stance amidst rumours of a move for a midfielder and current injury issues. The Reds are currently missing up...